Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the Birmingham City Business School.
At 97.8%, Birmingham City Business School has the highest rate, among West Midlands higher education institutions, of Business and Administration graduates in employment or further study (DLHE 2016/17).
From our industry standard facilities to our excellent links with the city's businesses, we have all the connections you need to start your career the moment you walk through the door.
We have accreditations from several awarding bodies, including a platinum award from the ACCA. This means that the course is as up-to-date as possible, taking into account the very latest developments in the profession.
You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your Undergraduate degree course. This will get you invaluable experience before you graduate, at such companies as BMW, John Lewis and Disney.
There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme helping charities overseas, to one of our many international study exchange programmes.
You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our links to Birmingham’s business district, one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
You will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.
Our courses have been designed to address perceived gaps in the business sector to make you more employable. This is reflected in our courses offering unique pathway options, allowing you to specialise in your chosen field.
Our close links to industry mean we regularly host talks with leading experts in business and beyond. This can give you insight into current trends in the business sector, and inform your future career choices.
You’ll learn from industry experienced staff, who have worked for such companies as Tesco and Selfridges. Their invaluable knowledge will give you a teaching experience you won't find anywhere else.
Our Open Days are designed to give you all the information you need about the University and the courses you're interested in, with a non-stop programme of events and activities running throughout the day.
You, your friends and family will be the centre of our attention, as you meet and talk to our friendly staff and students about courses, careers and all aspects of study.
Here at Birmingham City Business School, everything starts with business. We have a unique relationship with the extraordinary city we’re rooted in, renowned for its entrepreneurial and commercial past, present and future.
We provide you with the building blocks for a successful career, by developing your skills for life as well as work.
Students on our Finance and Economics courses have the opportunity to work in our ‘CITY Trading Room’ using the same investment analysis software as traders, financial analysts and decision makers in the investment industry.
We have our own student-run, in-house marketing agency, The Link, where you can sharpen your skills with briefs and projects from leading businesses and organisations, such as Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Serco and Cure Leukaemia.
We're expanding! Work is nearly complete on our new six storey extension, Curzon B, which will be able to house over 3,000 students and staff.
Our City Centre Library houses over 65 million sources of information, from books to online resources. It has several banks of computers, and its own coffee shop.
Here are all of the accreditations the Birmingham City Business School holds.
Birmingham City Business School is a member of AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Find out more.
We have been approved under ACCA's Approved Learning Partner - student tuition (ALP-st) programme and given the award of Platinum Level Tuition Provider. This means we have access to a range of development opportunities and tools provided by ACCA.
Accredited by the Association of International Accountants (AIA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
Awarded the Small Business Charter Award by the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS), in recognition of our work supporting start-ups and small businesses.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
Approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. This allows successful students of the BA (Hons) Human Resource Management degree to upgrade their Student Membership to that of Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.
Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
We are a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) University Partner, offering students in Finance and Investment, and Business Finance, the opportunity to sit a professional qualification before graduating. Full details.
EFMD membership means the Birmingham City Business School is part of the leading international network in the field of management development, comprised of management education providers, companies, public sector organisations and consultancies.
Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
Accredited by The Institute of Financial Accountants (IFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
Birmingham City Business School is a signatory to The Principles for Responsible Management Education.
Ann head up our Internal Audit programmes, having come from a successful career with the Chelsea Building Society
Cindy has worked on large projects in the entrepreneurship, innovation and technology fields, with specific focus on SMEs
John leads our ACCA courses, which have been awarded a Platinum award for their levels of excellence.
Martin’s previous roles include Director of Marketing at Zurich and Director of Investment Business for Centrica
Navjot worked on a European Union funded project, exploring work-life balance issues related to South Asian employees
Nicola combines an interest in digital marketing and marketing communications with 15 years' professional industry experience
Vanessa has held management positions within high profile global companies including Tesco, Next and The Body Shop